Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black
Co-founder, Boundary

Website | @b6n

Mr. Black is a recognized expert in large-scale technology
infrastructure design, implementation,and operation. Previously, he
was an engineering director in the ECN group at Microsoft Windows
Live, where he helped build one of the largest content delivery
networks in the world. As the manager of website engineering at
Amazon, he lead the design and implementation of a new, layer 3
network for Amazon’s production network. As principal engineer for
Amazon infrastructure, he co-authored the first documents on what
later became EC2. As senior manager for information security, he owned
and successfully delivered Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI DSS compliance for
Amazon infrastructure, including the critical payments processing
systems. His work in the Internap R&D team resulted in his being
awarded 3 patents in Internet routing and traffic optimization. Mr.
Black is also co-author on several IETF RFCs on MPLS control protocols
and IPv6 network operations.


Location: Mission City M
Benjamin Black (Boundary)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 17 ratings)
The rise of sensor network data and the expectation for low latency query responses combine to obsolete available databases and storage platforms. We have built a platform for web-scale OLAP and in this talk I will cover how we made our infrastructure capable of real-time update and query performance over hundreds of terabytes of multidimensional data. Read more.


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